In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Venice Family Clinic is conducting a mass H1N1 vaccination program at two of its sites, four days a week through the middle of January.

The vaccine is available to high-risk residents of Los Angeles County, regardless of income, assuming adequate supply.

High-risk residents for H1N1, or swine flu, are defined as pregnant women, anyone age six months through 24 years old, people living with or caring for infants less than six months old, those 25 to 64 years old with certain chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system, and health care workers.

Walk-ins are welcome at two sites in Venice and Santa Monica and priority is given to high-risk residents.

Funding and vaccines are provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the county to provide this important service to our community,” said Dr. Karen Lamp, Venice Family Clinic’s medical director. “The public should have confidence that the vaccine is safe and necessary.”

The program is scheduled to run through the middle of January.

Vaccines are available at the following times:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Venice Family Clinic’s Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center, 2509 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica;

Thursdays, 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Venice Family Clinic’s Milken Family Foundation Medical Building, 604 Rose Ave., Venice;

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., December 5th, December 19th, and January 16th at 604 Rose Ave., Venice; and December 12th and January 9th at 2509 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

No appointment is necessary, and the vaccination is free.

Information, www.venicefamilyclinic.org/.

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